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Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum and Walking Trail

207 Moo 11 | Tha Sao Subdistrict, Sai Yok 71150, Thailand
+66 34 919 605
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A memorial dedicated to the Asian labourers and Allied prisoners of war who suffered and died constructing and maintaining the Burma-Thailand railway during WW II.
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207 Moo 11 | Tha Sao Subdistrict, Sai Yok 71150, Thailand
+66 34 919 605
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a really good day trip from where I was staying in Kanchanaburi. I got the bus for around 2 hours which stopped right outside the door of the centre. The centre itself is extremely well organised and well taken care of. Get the...More

Thank Rosieroxi
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Took the train from Kanchanaburi to Nam Tok; had lunch in Nam Tok, and because our time was limited (2 hours), we hired a cab for 600baht, who drove us to the museum. We first visited the pass. We managed to do it within 30...More

Thank GJK1962-6
Reviewed 5 days ago

A great place to learn about the war in Asia and the suffering of the men who built the railway between Thailand and Burma. Very informative and moving. The walk down to the cutting may not be suitable for older people or young children.

Thank Avis1970
Reviewed 1 week ago

I thoroughly enjoyed the visit. There is a video in English describing this part of the Death Railway, so I won't spoil it for you. Suffice it to say, it is quite emotional and thought provoking. So many killed by starvation, overworking and brutality by...More

Thank einhorrido
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The death railway name does not make justice to the magnitude of the tragedy that happened here. You have to visit this museum and walk through the passes to feel the graveness of the horrors the POW's and Asian slaves endured in this site. The...More

Thank Leonardo B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed a few days at Nam Tok as we really want to explore the area and top of the list for us is Hellfire Pass museum and walking trail. We arrived by scooter at 9am (before the vans and coaches). Admission is free along...More

1  Thank KiwiMaiTai
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is mind numbing to think what POW's achieved under extremely harsh and tortuous conditions. To see the pass and go thru the museum is a must if you are in this area. Highly recommend

Thank Brendon W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An unexpected impactful experience. Because you can walk the railway track very tangible for kids. Some original sleepers are still visible. An hour drive from Kanchanaburi and so worth it.

Thank HagueKing
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this museum yesterday and it was very harrowing to walk the paths that British and Australian POWs, as well as many Asian labourers, created around 65 years ago. We got to the museum by catching the bus from the main station in kanchanaburi,...More

1  Thank Calmsloth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a visit, it is a very professional museum with lots of fascinating details about the construction of the railway! You can then walk the railway!!

Thank vici M
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Ernest H
3 May 2017|
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Response from Sue R | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if you can access the path before the museum opens. However the narrative on the headset is very much worth waiting for. The simple narrative along with the 1st hand recounts is a major part of the experience
6 April 2017|
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Response from Christian T | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember the exact platform, but the Kanchanaburi bus station is very easy to navigate and the staff are very helpful pointing out the correct buses. Kanchanaburi buses have their bus number painted on the side of... More
28 March 2017|
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Response from Christian T | Reviewed this property |
There was no ropes or real upper body strength needed, I remember there were a lot of stairs to walk down to get from the main building to the start of the path. Path itself not too taxing.

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